neuromuscular junction


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Noun1.neuromuscular junction - the junction between a nerve fiber and the muscle it supplies
synapse - the junction between two neurons (axon-to-dendrite) or between a neuron and a muscle; "nerve impulses cross a synapse through the action of neurotransmitters"
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Conclusion: To our knowledge, our study is the first to show the effects of topiramate on muscle contraction and neuromuscular junction transmission.
Its effects on serotonin and norepinephrine at the synaptic cleft and neuromuscular junction could provide relief for those who have not found relief from other therapies.
The neuromuscular junction is involved in a lot of very incapacitating, sometimes brutal and fatal disorders, for which a lot has yet to be discovered," says Sebastien Uzel, who led the work as a graduate student in MIT's Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Our primary objective was to measure the incidence of residual paralysis in the OR prior to extubation and at the time of admission to the recovery unit, in addition to evaluating the severity of the residual paralysis in association with clinical signs measurements for the recovery of the neuromuscular junction.
Thus alternative or adjunctive treatments that may alter acetylcholine release or protect the neuromuscular junction need to be explored.
spinal muscular atrophy), peripheral nerves, neuromuscular junctions (e.
The deranged immune system of dog with MG produces antibodies against the receptor sites in the neuromuscular junction and destroys these more rapidly than they could be replenished.
By making complexes with rocuronium in circulation and at neuromuscular junction, it enables the excretion of the drug in the urine without metabolisation.

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